Yay - Habs lose to Senators in Shootout 2-1
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02-26-2013, 09:09 AM
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I don't get why everyone is so focused on shots. We shot from the outside, without any traffic in front of Bishop. The few times that we actually went to the net, we hit the post - scored or the refs whistled it down early. Bishop didn't have to make very many difficult saves. The guy is 6'7, he'll stop those point shots/perimeter shots all day. We had plenty of time with the puck, but other than 1-2 players, no one was willing to pay the price in front of the net. That's why we lost. We lost the same way vs. the sens last time. They do a good job at taking your space away, so unless you fight for it - you won't get quality scoring chances.
By the same token, you can't say any of the Ottawa chances were very good ones. Either weak shots or from far away. Too bad Price lost focus on the weak goal.
Ottawa clogged the middle of the zone, but we still got 8-10 grade A scoring chances. One went in. Bishop made 3-4 big saves, the others either ended up on the post and 3-4 glorious chances we missed the net.
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